Not a year has passed since Blick Top-secret partnership with Swiss technology group Ruag Space It was announced with the American space company Space X by Elon Musk (50). Since then, Ruag International’s aerospace division has not only missed out on a new company name (Beyond Gravity), but also discovered a new billionaire, as Blick discovered: Amazon founder Jeff Bezos (58).
Bezos gave the Swiss company the largest single order in the company’s history. With 1,300 employees worldwide, more than 400 of them in Switzerland, RUAG’s Aerospace division will develop and manufacture scalable distribution systems for Amazon’s Kuiper, which can accommodate several medium and heavy launch vehicles.
To this end, Beyond Gravity is building a new factory in Linköping, Sweden, creating 60 local jobs. The group confirmed this in a press release. In it, Ruag International CEO André Wall (57) can be quoted as saying: “We are honored to be a part of this globally unique project.”
It’s about fast internet
With Project Kuiper, Jeff Bezos aims to provide fast broadband and affordable internet to people all over the world. One day, 3,236 satellites will be launched into space and orbited in different orbits. The first two satellites are expected to be launched in the last quarter of 2022.
Ruag’s deal with Bezos is hot: its biggest competitor is the American company Starlink, which belongs to Elon Musk. The Swiss RUAG Group has partnered with the entrepreneurial legend for nine years now, which has been kept under wraps and revealed by Blick last year.
Instead of getting caught now with Bezos
Specifically, Beyond Gravity manufactures products for Space X launch rockets. The Swiss company also provides systems for the safe separation of satellites from the launch vehicle. The company first confirmed its collaboration with Musk’s Space X a year ago after Blick’s research, but has been silent about the details.
Blick stated at the time that the Ruag group had also tried to support Musk’s Starlink initiative. But it is clear that this cooperation never came to anything. Now the founder of Tesla, along with Jeff Bezos, is being asked to fight for the best Internet in space.
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